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    onlyme reacted to sarahbell in Job going   
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    onlyme reacted to WorkingPoor in Shots Fired   
    Silly fool ran out of ammo at the critical point and had to reload
    hope he doesnt have a claim for glass splinters
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    onlyme reacted to the gardener in Bye bye Treason May?   
    The EU-Japan EPA is due to come into effect soon. This EPA eliminates virtually all tariffs between the EU and Japan. What it does not do is:
    1) force Japan to accept FoM
    2) force Japan to pay billions into the EU coffers
    3) make Japan subordinate to the ECJ
    4) require Japan to align itself to EU rules. The rules adhered to are agreed international standards and not EU ones
    Thus we are supposed to believe that the EU can't possibly work out an EPA with a country that has been a member for 45 years+.
    Anyone who is under the delusion that the EU is not seeking to punish the UK should let the scales fall from their eyes now. They hate us and are seeking to destroy us.
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    onlyme got a reaction from Gordie Lastchance in Gardening What are you sowing now?   
    Don't over dig the site either - if you disturb the soil deeper than necessary  then later it will compact and that is the level the blocks will eventually settle to unless you have a pretty substantial concrete base holding the level. You want to scrape out just enough to provide the depth of sub base and base / eventual block height required.
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    onlyme got a reaction from mooncat69 in Futurism - what kind of technology/advances do you think we will see over the next 10-20 years?   
    Now there's an idea, lasered toast - everybody can have the face of Jesus on their toast in the morning.
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    onlyme got a reaction from The Masked Tulip in Islamification of Europe   
    Biggest threat to humanity is a nuclear confrontation. First strike by any side highly unlikely due to MAD, but whenever there is enough mistrust to have elevated response times the risks of a false start to one is greatly increased. Unnecessary antagonism is a an utterly stupid policy, if Trump can diffuse this situation alone it could be one of the greatest things he achieves in his presidency. Hydrogen Hillary was a potential fucking nightmare in this respect.
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    onlyme got a reaction from Gordie Lastchance in Gardening What are you sowing now?   
    Don't over dig the site either - if you disturb the soil deeper than necessary  then later it will compact and that is the level the blocks will eventually settle to unless you have a pretty substantial concrete base holding the level. You want to scrape out just enough to provide the depth of sub base and base / eventual block height required.
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    onlyme got a reaction from spunko2010 in Gardening What are you sowing now?   
    Looking at the installation guide - they're going for 6mm crushed stone over 20mm, can see this working much better than any type of loose sand, will need consolidating though and realistically looking to hire a whacker plate, can still use temporary boards set in ground though at the right fall to provide a guide for levels and slope.
    https://www.marshalls.co.uk/homeowners/assets/pdfs/driveway-garden-installation-instructions/drivesett-tegula-priora-paving-installation-details.pdf
     
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    onlyme got a reaction from Gordie Lastchance in Gardening What are you sowing now?   
    Right!! I can tell you the way not to do it, I've done it once and followed all the recommendations and set the standard rectangular block that you see everywhere on sand on consolidated MOT1, I used a whacker plate which I've used before and found it a bugger as the blocks just wanted to jiggle about and pitch rather than nicely bed down - just the wrong plate size, technique, sand type - whatever it was something was just not working whatever direction / speed I tried. Going to use and entirely different method for drive and patio - I'll put down a layer of MOT1 - that consolidates really well and creates the sub base. Then I'll use a dry cement mix levelled across boards, wet and let that set/partially set and lay the blocks on that - that way no need to set them or bed them down mechanically - these blocks are machine made and so should be pretty much exactly there same thickness so a flat bed is exactly what you want. No whacker plate required for final setting and a simple dry sand brush over (or light dry sand cement mix brushed over and then lightly wetted should do the trick.  Can use a lever / tungsten blade type block cutter (Belle make them and provide to hire shops  or just an angle grinder with segmented diamond blade to cut the block.
    Also - Other critical bit is the edges - you want haunched cement edge just below ground level / top of edge blocks that supports all edges so that they don't creep away from the other blocks as once the edges go all the other blocks will move.
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    onlyme reacted to SpectrumFX in Futurism - what kind of technology/advances do you think we will see over the next 10-20 years?   
    It's a funny thing, that the future can look very exciting when it's far off and all shiny and hi tech.
    But it's often quite tedious when you actually get there.

     
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    onlyme reacted to Cunning Plan in Futurism - what kind of technology/advances do you think we will see over the next 10-20 years?   
    I assume you need to accept cookies?
    (Would get coat but it is too hot)
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    onlyme reacted to Happy Renting in Futurism - what kind of technology/advances do you think we will see over the next 10-20 years?   
    Bluetooth-controlled knees.
    Downloadable religions.
    Mutant self-replicating 3D printers.
    Smart garden gnomes.
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    onlyme reacted to ashestoashes in Futurism - what kind of technology/advances do you think we will see over the next 10-20 years?   
    print it out via the toaster so you can read it later
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    onlyme reacted to Bkkandrew in Bye bye Treason May?   
    Labour Governments always end in bankruptcy; Tory Governments always end in a shambles.
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    onlyme got a reaction from the gardener in Bye bye Treason May?   
    Speechless.
    https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/6795487/olly-robbins-brexit-ministry-staff-drop/
    OLLY'S ROBBINGS 
    Treason May’s top EU advisor Olly Robbins stripped Brexit Ministry’s of top 50 negotiating staff
    The Downing Street mandarin mounted the raid on the Department for Exiting the European Union after the resignation of David Davis
    EXCLUSIVE
    By Tom Newton Dunn, Political Editor
    16th July 2018, 10:00 pm
    Updated: 16th July 2018, 9:35 pm
    Treason May’s top EU advisor has stripped the Brexit Ministry of its 50 best negotiating staff in a new Whitehall power grab.
    Downing Street mandarin Olly Robbins mounted the raid after David Davis resigned as the DexEU boss last week.
     
    It has also deepened Leavers’ fears of an ongoing civil service coup after Mr Davis lost a power struggle with Mr Robbins for the PM’s ear on Brexit and was cut out of Brexit decision making.
    In a quid pro quo deal with Mr Raab to soften the blow, No10 has agreed to keep him fully consulted on negotiation decision making.
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    onlyme got a reaction from The Masked Tulip in Trump's progress   
    This, apparently.
    https://www.thewave.co.uk/news/local/hilary-clinton-heads-to-swansea/
    Welsh Roots
    In her autobiography Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton talks about how she comes from a long line of welsh coal miners.
    Research suggests links to areas including Carmarthenshire, Swansea, Pembrokeshire and Merthyr Tydfil.
    Her paternal great grandmother Mary Griffiths is thought to hail from Merthy Tydfil.
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    onlyme reacted to spunko2010 in Gardening What are you sowing now?   
    If you've not got an angle grinder then i wouldn't hire one, you can get a screwfix erbauer? one for 35 quid.
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    onlyme got a reaction from spunko2010 in Gardening What are you sowing now?   
    Looking at the installation guide - they're going for 6mm crushed stone over 20mm, can see this working much better than any type of loose sand, will need consolidating though and realistically looking to hire a whacker plate, can still use temporary boards set in ground though at the right fall to provide a guide for levels and slope.
    https://www.marshalls.co.uk/homeowners/assets/pdfs/driveway-garden-installation-instructions/drivesett-tegula-priora-paving-installation-details.pdf
     
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    onlyme reacted to Sgt Hartman in A good news story. The boys in the cave.   
    I wouldn't describe myself as a fan of Musk, but I do find him to be a very interesting guy.
    That said, reading into this he seems to have dropped a serious bollock here. 
    I doubt that Unworth guy will have to work a day in his life again.
     
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    onlyme reacted to Virgil Caine in Bye bye Treason May?   
    Yep
    My view is that if we Remain in the EU then we dont need 650 overpaid tossers sitting around in Westminster drawing their salary for doing nothing
    Same goes for most of the bureaucrats in Whitehall
    If we are going to be part of the Euro empire  a governor with a small colonial administration should suffice.
    After all British India with over 300 million people only had a thousand civil servants to run it.
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    onlyme reacted to Happyhaddock in Bye bye Treason May?   
    They're saying now that recess might be brought forward to Thursday this week, instead of the following Tuesday! So there'll be less time to get 48 no confidence letters in.
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    onlyme reacted to shindigger in Bye bye Treason May?   
    In full knowledge that the mafia in Bruxelles will chuck it back.
    Shes trying to get over the line for the recess.
    Shes a fucking snake.
    If its moving, its lying.
    Fucking old witch.
    Tweaked.
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    onlyme reacted to NTB in Trump's progress   
    There absolutely are measurable psychological differences between left and right (and libertarians which this vid is addressed to). This vid shows the contrast between all three in terms of the "big 5" personality traits. I've found it very useful to understand this, it explains much that is otherwise hard to comprehend about those who take a different political view. 
    FWIW I think we have an unusually high proportion of libertarians here (even if they don't know it). I used to think I had become right of centre but libertarian is a much better match for how i think.
     
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    onlyme got a reaction from twocents in Trump's progress   
    Opening up new plants whilst we were shutting down ours..........................
     
    https://notalotofpeopleknowthat.wordpress.com/2015/11/20/germany-opens-another-new-coal-plant/
    On Thursday in the Hamburg suburb of Moorburg, Hamburg’s mayor Olaf Scholz, a leading figure in Germany’s Social Democratic Party (SPD), stood alongside Magnus Hall, president of Swedish energy utility Vattenfall, and pushed a big button.
    The button-pushing symbolized Vattenfall’s ceremonial opening of a 1,600 Megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant that had been under construction for eight years – despite heated opposition from Germany’s greens, who want the country to exit from coal altogether.
    One day earlier, in London, the UK government had announced a ten-year plan to close down all remaining coal-fired power stations in Britain. At the very same time as UK politicians were basking in the resulting applause, Scholz’s fellow Social Democrat, Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel, the leader of the SPD and the country’s minister of economy and energy, sat in a Berlin conference room absorbing some bad news.
    An independent commission of senior energy experts advising his ministry explained to him on Wednesday that Germany was on track to miss – rather badly – the carbon emissions goals the government had set for the country to meet by 2020.
    According to Amber Rudd, it cannot be satisfactory for an advanced economy like the UK to be relying on polluting, carbon intensive 50-year-old coal-fired power stations. This is not the future.
    But apparently it’s good enough for an advanced economy like Germany!
     
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    onlyme reacted to Libspero in Bye bye Treason May?   
    I'm quite keen on the second referendum idea. 
    Just two options though:
    Hard Brexit
    Soft Brexit